The centre has a special interest in artistic research as an important part of contemporary and interdisciplinary studies.
The centre is engaged in a number of different activities, ranging from international, multi-faculty and interdisciplinary research and network collaborations to conferences, symposiums, and seminars. During the fall term 2015, the centre will be involved in the ninth Nordic conference on language and gender at Linnaeus University, and is also the organiser of the symposium Gender, Language and How to Create a Sustainable Research Environment, in which invited researchers will take part. During the symposium there will also be an open lecture.
The centre's seminar series started in 2014 when Palestinian poet and researcher Somaya El Sousi held a Skype seminar from Gaza. During the spring term 2015, the centre was visited by three guest researchers and a filmmaker: professor Wencke Mühleisen, University of Oslo, professor Ulla Manns, Södertörn University, professor Maria Tamboukou, University of East London, and the Canadian-Tunisian filmmaker Najwa Tlili. During the fall semester 2015, the centre will be visited by professors Annelie Bränström Öhman, Umeå University, Lena Gemzöe, Stockholm University, and Nina Lykke, Linköping University.
During 2014/2015, the centre's activities have been funded by the Crafoord Foundation. The centre's management is made up of professor Gunilla Byrman, associate professor Stina Ericsson, and senior lecturer Hanna Hallgren.
The painting Ground Hinder (top right), made by artist Melissa Henderson, is the centre's signature.
Researchers at Linnaeus University
- Gunilla Byrman Professor
- Stina Ericsson Professor
- Hanna Hallgren Senior lecturer
- Anna Lund Associate Professor
- Anna-Liisa Närvänen Associate Professor
- Mathilda Tham Professor
- Erika Lundell
- Ola Ståhl Senior lecturer
- Sara Hyltén-Cavallius Senior lecturer
- Erika Lagerbielke Professor
Researchers at other Universities
Annelie Bränström Öhman, Professor of litteraure and Gender studies at Umeå University
Somaya El Sousi, Poet and Researcher, Palestinian Planning Centre Office, Gaza
Lann Hornscheidt, Prof. Dr. phil. i Genderstudies und Sprachanalyse, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Kristine Køhler Mortensen Postdoc, Department of Nordic Research, University of Copenhagen
Nina Lykke Professor of gender studies, Linköping University
Ulla Manns, Professor in Gender Studies, Södertörn University
Karin Mille Associate Professor in Swedish language, Södertörn University
Wencke Mühleisen, Researcher at Centre for gender research, University of Oslo
Pia Quist, Associate professor, Department of nordic research, University of Copenhagen
Astrid Ravn Skovse, PhD fellow, Department of nordic research, University of Copenhagen
Maria Tamboukou, Professor in Feminist Studies, University of East London
Jenny Tunedal, Poet and Senior Lecturer in Literary Composition, University of Gothenburg